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Kosuke Fukudome has spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs...until now.
Since arriving in the major leagues in 2008, outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. And though he's been a steady bat for the better part of his time with the Cubbies, he never quite lived up to expectations.
And, at age 34, one had to wonder how many more years he had left in him before calling it a career. Well, the North Siders decided not to wait for that moment and shipped him off to the Cleveland Indians, who have been slammed with injuries to their outfielders.
Grady Sizemore and Shin Soo-Choo, however, are both expected to rejoin the Tribe within a few weeks, which would relegate Fukudome to a platoon/reserve role as the Indians make their push towards October.
His current four-year, $48 million contract is due to expire at the end of the 2011 season. So it remains to be seen just where (or if) he will be patrolling right field in 2012.